General Accountant

Sydney, NSW /
Finance /
Full-Time / Permanent
/ Hybrid
About us
We hold the key to making quantum useful! Q-CTRL is a company with a deep start-up spirit with offices in Sydney, Los Angeles and Berlin. Our goal is to revolutionize the quantum future of technology by delivering transformational, real-life outcomes for the world’s most innovative and impactful industry. Simply put, we make quantum technology useful.  

We’re led by our values; to be real, be trusted, be just, and be revered. They guide us in everything we do - how we work together and how we shape the future of the quantum field. We want the best talent in the world to join our team - from operations, product, design and marketing through to quantum research.  So whether you’re a quantum expert or simply unsure where you fit into a business like ours, we want to hear from you!

About the team:
The lean finance team works across our global companies alongside outside contracted accountants. We are charged with the execution and strategy for all internal and external financial responsibilities. We lean on automation, data, innovation and a bit of elbow grease to meet our charge to scale ahead of our growth. We work diligently to get things done and have fun while doing it.

About you and the position:
Reporting to the Controller based in Sydney, this newly created General Accountant role, is a very hands-on position and will assist with all day-to-day accounting functions across our global entities. You are a detail-oriented, process-driven, multitasker with a positive attitude. You love challenges and are eager to learn new things. You are poised to review, analyse and make well thought out suggestions to mature and set the future direction for all accounting related practices, processes, and tools.  You take responsibility for your own work and always focus on ensuring quality assurance before shipping outputs.  You are able to help with our goal to create streamlined, accurate, timely financials for our investors and business leaders. 

What you'll be doing:

    • Hands on day-to-day accounting functions including but not limited to: Accounts Payable/Expenses, Accounts Receivable/Cash application, Payroll, Banking, Journal Entries, and assisting with external contract accountants.
    • Assist with accurate and timely month end close by preparing various journal entries and account reconciliations for cash, pre-paids, accruals, inter-company, fixed assets and various other accounts.
    • Coordinate with other departments to obtain transaction information, research reconciling items, and resolve issues.
    • Assist in project implementation of new procedures to enhance the workflow of the department.
    • Support the Controller to oversee and manage the cash flow of the company and ensure it has appropriate controls to manage risks

Ideally you'll have:

    • 3+ years in a position equivalent to a general ledger accountant/bookkeeper or higher responsibilities.
    • Good working knowledge of IFRS, knowledge of GAAP helpful.
    • Experience with Xero, Stripe, SalesForce, Google Workspace - Proficiency in Google Sheet/Excel, experience with AirTable a plus.
    • Strong analytical skills and exceptional problem-solving skills.
    • Flexibility to meet changing priorities and the ability to prioritize workload to achieve on time accurate results as well as being detail-oriented, self-directed and able to effectively complete tasks with minimal supervision.
    • Confidence and adaptability in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving startup environment.
    • Our core values resonate with you (to be real, trusted, just and revered) and you have a willingness to adapt, collaborate and help others

Flexibility: We embrace flexibility and remote work so you worry more about your global impact vs a rigid work schedule
Attractive salary: You’ll get to live the start-up life without start-up wages
Equity: We want people to have a sense of ownership in what they do and offer the potential for equity share and annual bonuses
Resources: We are well funded by the world’s best technology investors, letting us chase our ambitions with minimal constraints
Parental support: We offer paid parental leave to support you and your loved ones!
Diversity: We’re an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and providing equal opportunities to all, actively supporting initiatives like the ‘Global Women in Quantum’ program among others 
Unique culture: You’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s leading physicists, engineers, product, marketing and design people (to name a few!) with a strong desire to learn and transfer knowledge
Meaningful values: You’ll work with an incredibly supportive team who work consistently to deliver our core values to be real, be trusted, be just and to be revered 
Personal development: We provide you with a personal development and wellness budget 
Impactful work: Last but not least! You’ll have the opportunity to work in the world’s leading field of technology and truly make an impact that matters! 

Please note: Q-CTRL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. We are committed to being inclusive in the way we hire. We strongly encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements mentioned in the job posting. 

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